[Advaita-l] Ayyappa and Tattwamasi

Kalyan K kalyankc.81 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 09:49:47 CST 2011


I have never visited ayyappa temples, so I do not know about them. But most
vishnu temples, at least in South India, are managed by Sri Vaishnavas. So
we cannot expect them to follow advaita.



>In Ayyappa temples we see 'Tattwamasi'  Upanishadic statement
>prominently displayed but there is no Advaitic statement like that in
>Siva and Vishnu temples. Is Ayyappa teaching Advaita to us? Whom did
>he teach Tattwamasi? If he is teaching Advaita why he is not accepted
>in and worshipped in Sringeri? Many of his Bhaktas are non Brahmins.



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